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Rushmore Plaza Civic Center agrees to cover Rapid City Rush October financial losses
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center board approved paying the $73,500 bill for the Rapid City Rush Hockey Team's financial losses during the month of October. The addendum was approved Tuesday during a civic center board meeting. The funds will go to the the Rapi...
November 14, 2018

Man charged in Box Elder standoff back in court
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The man who was involved in a police standoff in Box Elder in August was back in court Tuesday. Justin Littrell asked to serve time at the South Dakota State Penitentiary for an unrelated conviction while he awaits his next hearing on the current case. Littre...
November 14, 2018

South Dakota Corrections Department releases Berget execution transcript
PIERRE, S.D. – The state Department of Corrections has released the transcript of Rodney Berget’s execution. The death penalty was carried out for Berget in October. He was convicted of murdering prison guard Ronald “RJ” Johnson in 2011 during a failed es...
November 13, 2018

Custer State Park to Hold Annual Bison Auction
CUSTER, S.D. – The 2018 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the park’s visitor center where approximately 330 head will be available for sale. This year’s offerings include 20 mature bred cows, 29 mature open cows,...
November 13, 2018

Regulators OK coal mine expansion bond despite bankruptcy
BILLINGS, Mont. - State environmental regulators have given the OK to expanding a coal mine in southeastern Montana and set a $13.7 million cleanup bond. The Department of Environmental Quality is taking public comment through Tuesday on Westmoreland Coal Co.'s proposed 10-squar...
November 13, 2018

Black Hills Harley Davidson donates Strider bikes to Rapid City Schools
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Black Hills Harley Davidson donated a fleet of Strider Bikes to Rapid City Area Schools – and today those bikes were assembled and prepared to be delivered to the area’s children. Rapid City Area Schools spokeswoman Katy Urban says "Harley Da...
November 13, 2018

City of Sturgis asks Meade County Commission to help with Exit 32 Tax Increment Finance District
STURGIS, S.D. - The Meade County Commission Friday was asked to remove verbiage in their Tax Increment Financing District laws that disallow commercial and industrical discretionary formulas within them. The request comes as I-90's Exit 32 become a focal point of commercial and ...
November 12, 2018

Diocese decides against placing accused priest at Piedmont church
PIEDMONT, S.D. - The Catholic Diocese has decided not to house an accused priest at a church residence across the street from a middle school in Piedmont. Father John Praveen was arrested on October 22 following a joint investigation by Rapid City Police and the Pennington Count...
November 12, 2018

Veterans Day celebrated with parade in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Veterans were honored Sunday at the annual Veteran's Day parade in Rapid City. City officials reported a great turnout despite some chilly, overcast weather. Veterans, first responders, and local businesses all took part in this year's parade to honor those w...
November 12, 2018

Officials: Owners have neglected Deadwood historic house
DEADWOOD, S.D. — Owners of a century-old historic house in Deadwood have neglected the property and allowed it to fall into disrepair, according to city officials. The Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission recently approved giving the historic house the status of "demo...
November 12, 2018

South Dakota House Republicans keep Qualm as majority leader
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota House Republicans have nominated Rep. Steven Haugaard to serve as House speaker and elected Rep. Lee Qualm to another term as their majority leader. House Republicans on Saturday also nominated Rep. Spencer Gosch to be speaker pro tempore. They ...
November 12, 2018

Former South Dakota House Speaker Roger Hunt dies at 80
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Former South Dakota House Speaker Roger Hunt has died following complications from surgery. He was 80. Matt Pepper, funeral director at Heritage Funeral Home, said Hunt died Friday. The Argus Leader reports Hunt served one term as speaker during his 20 ...
November 12, 2018

No injuries reported in Rapid City apartment fire
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Fire crews in Rapid City responded to an apartment fire early Friday morning. The fire was reported just before 6:30 at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Cherry Avenue. First arriving firefighters reported heavy fire with occupants inside needin...
November 9, 2018

Feds: Vehicle theft ring exposes South Dakota oversight weakness
NEW YORK - The FBI and New York State Police have dismantled a national car-theft ring that authorities say exploited a weakness in South Dakota's oversight procedures. Federal prosecutors say the ring, which often targeted high-end makes such as Range Rover and Lamborghini, reg...
November 9, 2018

Sioux Falls man sentenced for 26 lbs of marijuana in vehicle
LAKE ANDES, S.D. - A Sioux Falls man arrested last summer for driving through Charles Mix County with 26 pounds of marijuana has been sentenced to three years in the State Penitentiary. The Daily Republic reports that 35-year-old Arthur Little was stopped July 29 by a Highway P...
November 9, 2018
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